FG’s infrastructure budget inadequate – Civil engineers
Civil engineers have said the Federal Government allocation for infrastructure is grossly inadequate.
Speaking at the side-line of the 18th International Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers (NICE), which started in Abuja yesterday, the
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Engr. Hamid Abdulkareem, said there was a need to increase budgetary allocations to close the infrastructure gap in the country.
Abdulkareem said the Institute has been rattled by activities of quacks in the civil engineering sector of the economy and the incessant building recorded.
He said there was a need to review the civil engineering education in the country to position the country better for economic development.
A top member of the Institute and a participant, Engr. Dr. Sony Emeka Ali, said the three-day conference would be attended by both
being local and international participants and would be used to address the challenges being faced by civil engineers in the country.
Engr. Ali also decried the activities of quacks in the sector, adding that no single building collapse in the country has been traced to qualified civil engineers affiliated to the institute.